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Our Guest this morning on Our Community, Donita Slawson is with the Tebughna Foundation - and the group is hosting the Ida'Ina Friendship Gathering this weekend. 

Slawson says the Ida'Ina Gathering is in it's 7th year, and is a family friendly event. 

The following is from the press release shared with KNBA: 

Tebughna Foundation hosts Ida’ina Friendship Gathering March 3, 2018

The Tebughna Foundation will once again host the Ida’ina Friendship Gathering,  3-3-2018. 

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Our guests this morning on Our Community were from Perseverance Theatre - 

Actor Frank Henry Kaash Katasse, Director Randy Reinholz,  and Art Director Art Rotch came by to share the play, William Inc., which opens tomorrow with a pay-as-you can preview.  

William Inc. is written by Alaska Native playwright Lucas Rowley and features lead character William, a therapist and recovering addict himself, who lives on the Kenai, coping with daily life pressures by forming an ANCSA corporation in his head.  

As Heard on Morning Line: Indigenous Women in Activism

Feb 23, 2018
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Our guest this morning on Our Community, Melissa Shaginoff, Anchorage Museum Curator of Contemporary Indigenous Art and Culture, shared about two upcoming Polar Night events tonight, Feb. 23 - "Curated Conversation: Indigenous Women in Activism," and a film called "Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock."

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Our guest for Morning Line today: David Clark, Legislative Assistant with the Alaska Native Village Corporation Association, shared about an event hosted tomorrow:

Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Panel Discussion: Diversity of Village Corporations

February 23

7pm

Rasmuson Hall on UAA Campus

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Our Guests this morning on Our Community: Educator Alicia Besch-Barber and student Willa Pruner chat about the Shakespearean Circus, a fundraiser for Winterberry Charter Schools 8th grade trip.  

Besch-Barber says the students begin fundraising for the trip starting in 5th grade, and each spring a carnival or circus is put hosted in addition to other events. This year's theme - Shakespearian Circus, includes  Pruner adds that the trip is something all the students look forward to, and the destination is Synergia Ranch - an outdoor education experience in California.  

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This morning's guests on Morning Line are Jerrod Anderson and Angela Jenkins, sharing about the Alaska Native Professionals Association.

Jenkins says the group meets regularly, in both Gatherings, which usually have educational themes and speakers and Mingles, which are more of a networking opportunity and social occasion.  

Anderson says the group was started in 1998 as a way to network and support each other and share challenges and and triumphs as professionals in a marginalized community.

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Our guest this morning on Our Community is Gabriela Olmos, editor of Sol de Medianoche, the Hispanic newspaper in Alaska.   She shared about the newspaper, which is a bimonthly bilingual paper based in Anchorage, and will be two years old in April.   

Olmos is also a writer, editor, translator and art curator.  

Yaari Walker / Yaari Walker

Our guest this morning on Our Community is Yaari Walker, who will be speaking at an event tonight at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, called Urban Homesteading 101, Whale Harvest. 

Ms. Walker says she will be emphasizing the importance of the bowhead whale tonight, and passing along wisdom she learned from her Elders: "Aghvehniiq megnunaghllagtuq - Bowhead Whaling is very Sacred."   Walker also said she learned from those traditions that there comes a time to come together and work together.

Valerie Baalerud

Tuesday's guest  on Morning Line: Alaska's winner of the Milken Educator Award Valerie Baalerud talks about making history fun in her Eagle River High School classroom.  

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Coming up next Wednesday, Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) is hosting a Job Fair with more than 60 entities seeking workers: 

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Job Fair at The Northway Mall

Wednesday, February 7 at 11 AM - 4 PM

The Cook Inlet Tribal Council's Viola Smith, Job Developer, says recruiters will be on hand to fill positions in Public Safety, Fisheries and Fish Processing, Tourism in both transportation and the Hotel industry.  

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